If he can convince Callista and me that it's doable and that it’s serious and we would, in fact, contribute I think we would be very hard pressed not to say yes.Chris Wallace nudged him to do it because the Vice President residence "isn't bad."
Speaking of VP prospects on the Sunday shows, there was also Sherrod Brown on "State of the Union." He was hilariously blindsided. Jake Tapper played a clip from an ad he put out in his 2012 campaign for reelection to the Senate:
Sherrod Brown is calling for action against cheating China. [Brown's voice:] They don't play fair, and we have got to fight back.Tapper laid it on:
Cheating China, fighting back. Later on in the ad, it talks about tariffs, imposing tariffs on China. To be frank, that sounds a lot more like Donald Trump than it does Hillary Clinton. How are you going to be able to convince your voters, your working-class voters in Ohio, to vote for her, when they seem to agree more with you and him on the issue of trade?Brown's answer was verbose, beginning with "Well, I wouldn't characterize my position as close to Donald Trump's" and shifting to "the real issue" which is that we can trust Hillary Clinton, because she has "depth" and Donald Trump lacks "depth." I had to laugh. I think I said: He thinks he's deep.
Then Tapper asked him about The Wall Street Journal article saying that Bill Clinton had "used his nonprofit Clinton Global Initiative to steer $2 million commitment of private funds to a for-profit green energy company partially owned by friends of the Clintons." Brown's answer was laughably bad:
Well, I don't know the details of the report. I have not read it. I take "The Wall Street Journal" -- I'm married to a journalist, as you know, Jake, and I understand the difference between reporters at "The Wall Street Journal," who are some of the best in the land, and their editors. And I think that you're going to see coming out of "The Wall Street Journal" a crescendo of attacks on Clinton in ways that are generally unfair. I don't know enough about this report. I do know, though, that "The Wall Street Journal" probably won't be writing much about the good things the Clinton Global Initiative has done to combat international poverty. And I have worked on a lot of those issues. I have not really worked with the Global Initiative, but I have worked with people like Jim Yong Kim at the World Bank and others in combating international tuberculosis and other issues. I welcome the work that the Clinton Global Initiative has done with groups and individuals like Bono and all that's happened around the world. And so I think that, if that's going to be the Republican attack on Hillary, it's not going to work.How did Bono get into that answer? Ridiculous. I wonder if Brown was sent out onto the show to test his VP style. Because he was awful. The content was awful. He looked awful. (How about some lighting and makeup?!) And his voice was so harsh and raspy, I was imitating him as the tree in "The Wizard of Oz":
What do you think you're doing?